The largest wildfire in New Mexico's history continued to burn almost uncontrollably Saturday in the remote Gila Wilderness, belching enough smoke to prompt officials to caution that children, adults with heart disease and other sensitive groups should not go outdoors.
Firefighters scrambled to control a southern California brush fire started by a small plane crash Sunday night, reported federal and local authorities, which ordered residents of one threatened canyon to evacuate.
A wildfire in San Bernadino County, California, scorched some 300 acres and burned at least one home in a matter of hours Monday, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
More Arizona and New Mexico residents Wednesday returned to their homes, in some cases to find them intact, in other cases to sift through debris left by a massive wildfire.
Air tankers are putting a dent to the out of control wildfires in Arizona. Affiliate KGUN reports.
KTRK reports three brush fires near Houston, Texas, forcing residents to evacuate.
Hundreds of firefighters fought to control several dangerous blazes in Arizona, fighting to make progress even as expanded evacuations and power outages signalled that the battle was far from over.
As many as 30 to 40 new wildfires have been breaking out daily in Florida amid persistent dry conditions, fire officials said Wednesday.
Two fires have merged, coming dangerously close to protected areas in Florida's Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.
Firefighters make progress against the Wallow fire and some residents are allowed to return. CNN's Jim Spellman reports.
As officials evacuate residents in the Arizona wildfire's path, most leave but some stay. CNN's Jim Spellman reports.
Red-flag warnings, indicating critical fire ignition conditions, were in effect Saturday in eastern Arizona, where a massive wildfire grew to 430,000 acres.
Evacuees and concerned residents fill a high school auditorium looking for answers from fire officials. KTVK reports.
A day after a wildfire forced the evacuation of 223 houses near Boulder, Colorado, residents of the fire-damaged Lefthand Canyon area began returning to their homes Saturday.
At least four tornadoes struck Arizona Wednesday, injuring seven people, derailing a train and damaging more than 100 homes, the National Weather Service said.
Evacuation orders have been lifted for neighborhoods in the region of a massive wildfire in southern California that has destroyed at least one home, officials said Friday.
Crews battling a 3,000-acre wildfire in Southern California's Kern County on Monday were able to get 10 percent of the blaze contained, the fire department said.
Winds have calmed in Southern California, helping firefighters double containment of a wildfire in Kern County, authorities said.
Four hundred firefighters were converging Friday on a wildfire caused by lightning about 150 miles north of Los Angeles, California, according to the Kern County Fire Department.
Firefighters fared better than they expected battling the raging blaze in Arizona on Friday due to high humidity, cloud coverage and lower winds than expected, a fire department spokeswoman told CNN.
iReporter Charlie McCallie captured this sequence of photos beginning June 21 through the following day.
A wildfire had spread across at least 1,000 acres of Kaibab National Forest in northern Arizona by early Thursday, forcing authorities to evacuate 50 residences, the U.S. Forest Service reported.
Seven year old Kylee Sullivan's family mourns her death in a flash flood. CNN's Casey Wian reports.
The warning system intended to notify campers on federal land about potentially devastating weather will be re-examined in Arkansas and throughout the nation, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Saturday.
Families are still wait for news about their loved ones following flash flooding that swept through an Arkansas campsite.
Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe, appearing Friday night on CNN's "Campbell Brown," said portable cell phone towers are being placed in areas affected by deadly flash floods to help locate missing campers.
A wildfire continued its rampage through the San Bernardino National Forest in Southern California on Monday, but the U.S. Forest Service said fire crews were gaining ground.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency Sunday in San Bernardino County as a fast-moving wildfire burned through a national forest, threatening homes and forcing hundreds of evacuations.
A 500-acre fire rages across the Lytle Creek area of San Bernardino County on Saturday.
Residents of Sunland, CA, thank firefighters by making baked goods for them. KCAL's Melissa McCarthy reports.
A fatal wildfire burning north of Los Angeles grew to more than twice the size of California's capital Tuesday evening, as officials upped the reward for information on who set the blaze to $150,000.
A reward for information on who set a fatal wildfire that has been burning north of Los Angeles for almost two weeks has been raised to $150,000, officials said Tuesday.
Firefighters battling a massive blaze north of Los Angeles have stopped the fire from spreading while increasing the percentage of containment, officials said Monday.
A fire north of Los Angeles is 49 percent contained and is moving east in the San Gabriel Wilderness area, a U.S. Forest Service spokesman said Saturday.
Investigators say a massive fire that has charred more than 147,000 acres in southern California was caused by arson.
A massive fire that has charred more than 147,000 acres in Southern California and destroyed dozens of homes north of Los Angeles was caused by arson, a U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman said Thursday.
Drug traffickers are planting millions of marijuana plants on U.S. public lands ever closer to tourist sites, guarding their plots with heavy weaponry, federal authorities say.
Millions of pot plants are being grown in our national parks and forests. CNN's Randi Kaye tracks it down.
The investigation into the massive Station fire north of Los Angeles is underway with authorities working to determine how the raging fire started, fire officials in California said Wednesday.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger gives an update on efforts to fight wildfires in southern California.
Two firefighters died Sunday battling a wildfire in Los Angeles County, according to Deputy Fire Chief Michael Bryant.
Fires in central and southern California raged Saturday as triple-digit temperatures mixed with dry conditions continued to fuel the flames, torching thousands of acres and threatening scores of homes.
A wild fire scorched more than 5,000 acres in Santa Cruz County, California on Saturday.
Dry conditions and strong winds in California left much of the state vulnerable to massive fires, with blaze-starters ranging from a cooking fire at a drug trafficking operation to a bird flying into a power line.
A California man convicted of the 2006 arson murders of five U.S. Forest Service firefighters was sentenced to death Friday.
Raymond Lee Oyler, a 38-year-old serial arsonist who lit a brush fire that killed five firefighters is sentenced to death.
A Nebraska couple missing along with their children since last month surrendered to police and were taken into custody Monday, authorities said in a statement.
Now that the federal stimulus money has started to flow, the nation's governors and local officials shouldn't overlook investments in neighborhood ecosystems that could put thousands of people to work now and improve the health of communities for generations.
A California jury Wednesday recommended the death penalty after convicting a man on murder and arson charges in the deaths of five U.S. Forest Service firefighters who died in a 2006 blaze outside Los Angeles.
Up to 750 acres have burned in Little Tujunga Canyon, about 20 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. KABC reports.
Federal researchers are warning that warming temperatures could soon cause California's giant sequoia trees to die off more quickly unless forest managers plan with an eye toward climate change and the impact of a longer, harsher wildfire season
The NTSB shares the latest on a helicopter crash Tuesday in Northern California that killed nine people.
As many as eight firefighters and a pilot are presumed dead in the crash of a helicopter that had just picked up workers battling a blaze in a Northern California forest
A federal judge has overturned a decision by the U.S. Forest Service to allow oil and gas drilling near a forest and a river in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula
Thousands were ordered to evacuate as an out-of-control wildfire threatened the already devastated area.
A federal judge has overturned a decision by the U.S. Forest Service to allow oil and gas drilling near a forest and a river in Michigan
A firefighting team drives a TV crew through a fire in Butte County, California, as flames surround the vehicle.
Thousands of people living in Paradise are fleeing their small northern California town Wednesday as wildfires charge into the area, officials said.
Firefighters took advantage of cooler temperatures and higher humidity overnight to help containin a blaze burning through the mountains in Santa Barbara County, Calif.
Fires continue to spread in Goleta, California.
With hundreds of wildfires raging across remote, rugged parts of California for a second week, fire officials have been forced to strategically choose which to fight and which to leave to burn for weeks or even months
Fire crews battle hundreds of lightning-caused wildfires across Northern California
High winds make it difficult for crews to contain a two-thousand acre wildfire near the Grand Canyon.
A wildfire that has burned 490 acres of dry brush in the Southern California mountains has gained ground, authorities said Monday.
The first big wildfire of the season has prompted evacuations near Los Angeles. CNN's Thelma Gutierrez reports.
A huge avalanche at Whitefish Mountain Resort killed two backcountry skiers and searchers combed the slide area for other possible victims
It was the second day of the massive 2002 Hayman wildfire that charred nearly 138,000 acres just outside Denver, Colorado, destroying more than 100 homes and sending 8,000 fleeing for safety.
Modern technologies are giving Southern California firefightersa a leg up on the 16 wildfires ravaging 425 square miles from north of Los Angeles to southeast of San Diego since the weekend.
Utah wildfires burn business
A federal firefighting team took over direction of efforts Sunday to halt a fast-moving wildfire that had killed three people
Firefighters battling a blaze near Lake Tahoe used Wednesday morning to douse hot spots and catch their breath, but the blaze was expected to flare up again as winds increased throughout the afternoon.
Wind gusts on Tuesday breathed new life into a wildfire near Lake Tahoe, causing it to "spot" across a fire line and threaten new buildings, a fire official said.
Lower winds Monday helped firefighters attack the Angora fire, which has burned 2,400 acres and destroyed at least 240 homes south of Lake Tahoe, state fire officials said.
Thousands of people attended a California memorial service Sunday for five men who died fighting the Esperanza Fire, which investigators blame on arson.
A firefighter who was the lone survivor of a five-man U.S. Forest Service crew that was overtaken by flames while fighting a Southern California wildfire last week has died.
Three people have been questioned in connection with the arson that investigators say sparked the deadly Esperanza wildfire that killed four firefighters
The prognosis is "poor" for a firefighter who suffered burns over 90 percent of his body while battling a sprawling Southern California wildfire, the chief of the hospital where the man is being treated said Friday.
George W. Bush's insistence on a new guest-worker program as part of any immigration reform has infuriated many conservatives, but it is also sounding alarm bells among some immigrant-rights advocates. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) argues that many guest workers already in the U.S. are being cruelly exploited--sometimes in government jobs--and fears that any expansion will lead to more instances of what Mary Bauer, an SPLC lawyer, calls "indentured servitude."
Authorities captured a bear Sunday that they suspect was responsible for the mauling of an Ohio family in the rugged mountains of eastern Tennessee, a U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman said.
Hundreds of dead cats, dogs and other animals were found in two wooded areas of West Virginia, the state Division of Natural Resources said Thursday.
Sybil Pryor thought she was getting a deal.
A cloudless cobalt sky drapes Keystone Resort as I exit the area's boundary gate and head up the boot trail to the wide-open bowls that cascade down from the 12,200-foot peak of The Outback. The North Bowl circles to my left and drains into the trees of The Black Forest, Victory Chutes and Conquest far below. To the right, the South Bowl's shimmering slopes beckon like a cupped hand of virgin white.
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